Injured Kansas State defensive end Wyatt Hubert’s status is still uncertain heading into Saturday’s game at Mississippi State.
K-State head coach Chris Klieman said Monday that the Wildcats were in a “wait-and-see” mode with Hubert, who left last week’s win over Bowling Green in the first half and did not return.
“We haven’t met with the guys yet,” Klieman said during his time on the Big 12 coaches teleconference Monday. “I would envision him not practicing today and hopefully, maybe, (he can) on Tuesday or Wednesday.”
Hubert, a Topeka native, has started the first two games at defensive end. He had tallied two tackles, including one for loss, before he left Saturday’s game. For the season, he has four tackles — tops among the Wildcats’ defensive lineman — and a team-high two tackles for loss.
Hubert earned freshman All-America honors from USA Today last season, playing in all 12 games with seven starts. He ended the 2018 campaign with 34 tackles (8.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks to go along with a pass breakup and an interception. His tackles for loss per game (0.71) led all Big 12 freshman last season, with his sacks per game (0.38) ranking second among freshman in the league and the third-best mark nationally.